Feb 09

24 of the best cars at 2014 Big Al’s Poker Run

2014 Big Al’s Poker Run is annual pilgrimage for car enthusiasts from all over Australia. This years event was again up to its usual high standard with stacks of interesting cars you just don’t normally see…anywhere.

The sun was hot and so were the cars!

I’ve selected 24 best of the best cars. Ironically, some of the best cars I saw were spectator cars sitting the car park…almost a car show in itself.

Full album of of 225 unedited photo’s on BrakeHorsePower Facebook page:

1. Valiant VH Charger Six Pack R/T

 Valiant VH Charger Six Pack R/T

 Valiant VH Charger Six Pack R/T

2. Pink Fur Mercedes: God hope it doesn’t rain!

Mercedes covered in pink fur Mercedes covered in pink fur Mercedes covered in pink fur

3. 1964 Chevrolet Impala. Praise the lowered!

1964 Chevrolet Impala. 1964 Chevrolet Impala. 1964 Chevrolet Impala.

4. 1960 Dodge Dart

1960 Dodge Dart red 1960 Dodge Dart red 1960 Dodge Dart red

5. 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible black

6. 1955 Cadillac Convertible

1955 Cadillac Convertible 1955 Cadillac Convertible red

7. 1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod

1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod lime green 1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod lime green

8. 1956 Chevrolet Belair

1956 Chevrolet Belair 1956 Chevrolet Belair

9. 1953 Buick Sedan

1953 Buick Sedan

10. 1959 Chevrolet Impala

1959 Chevrolet Impala 1959 Chevrolet Impala 1959 Chevrolet Impala

11. 1957 Chevrolet Belair

1957 Chevrolet Belair red

12. 1969 Volvo 1800S

1969 Volvo 1800S 1969 Volvo 1800S

13. Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird

14. Plymouth Fury III

 Plymouth Fury III silver  Plymouth Fury III silver  Plymouth Fury III silver

15. Tank Fairlane

Tank Fairlane

16. Mustang Mach 1

Mustang Mach 1 Mustang Mach 1

17. HQ Holden SS

HQ Holden SS

18. Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger Dodge Challenger

19. 1974 Oldsmobile Convertible

1974 Oldsmobile Convertible 1974 Oldsmobile Convertible 1974 Oldsmobile Convertible

20. Chevrolet Corvair Coupe

Chevrolet Corvair Coupe

21. 1973 Leyland P76. Perhaps pink fur would have been better?

1973 Leyland P76 1973 Leyland P76 1973 Leyland P76

22. 1961 Oldsmobile “Bubble Top”

1961 Oldmobile Bubble Top

23. 1960 Chevrolet Impala

1960 Chevrolet Impala purple 1960 Chevrolet Impala purple 1960 Chevrolet Impala purple

24. 1928 Chevrolet

1928 Chevrolet 1928 Chevrolet

Jul 16

1934 Standard 10HP Hot Rod Sedan

1934 Standard 10HP Holden Body Hotrod
1934 Standard 10HP Hot Rod: Original car appears to be a Standard 10HP with a body built by Holden. Engine is a modern Commodore Holden/Buick V6 probably with other Holden Commodore running gear. Notice the absence of door handles which I thought was interesting. Many thanks to the guys at ozrodders hot rod forum for pointing me in the right direction to identifying this fabulous car.

1934 Standard 10HP Holden Body Hotrod

1934 Standard 10HP Holden Body Hotrod

1934 Standard 10HP Holden Body Hotrod

1934 Standard 10HP Holden Body Hotrod

May 09

Big Al’s Poker Run 2012 – Part 3

Part 3 of photos from Big Al’s Poker Run 2012…..

Complete album of photos from Big Al’s Poker Run 2012 on Brakehorsepower Classic Parked Cars Facebook page.

Dodge Charger
Dodge Charger with 340 magnum V8

 

Ford Edsel
Edsel by Ford, with an aptly named number plate of ‘LEMON’. Has time forgiven the Edsel? Sadly no. Never the less, this particular car is a great example .

 

Buick LeSabre 400 Convertible
Buick LeSabre 400 Convertible

 

Chrysler by Chrysler
Chrysler by Chrysler.

Chrysler by Chrysler
Chrysler by Chrysler. Rear and interior.

 

1967 Falcon XR GT
1967 Falcon XR GT

 

Red Cadillac
A large red Cadillac. Model and year unknown.

 

Ford Fairlane Convertible
Ford Fairlane Convertible

 

Falcon XA GT
Falcon XA GT hardtop

 

Holden Torana SLR5000
Holden Torana SLR5000

 

Chrysler by Chrysler hardtop
Chrysler by Chrysler hardtop

 

1963 Chevy Impala
1963 Chevy Impala

 

1957 Ford Customline
1957 Ford Customline

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May 06

Big Al’s Poker Run 2012 – Part 2

More photos from Part 2 of Big Al’s Run 2012:

Complete album of photos from Big Al’s Poker Run 2012 on Brakehorsepower Classic Parked Cars Facebook page.

Ford Falcon XM ute
Ford Falcon XM ute. Looks like this one is fitted with a 289 V8.

 

HR Holden with V8
HR Holden fittied with 308 V8

 

Interior of the HR Holden
Interior of the HR Holden

 

VH Valiant Hardtop
VH Valiant Regal Hardtop. 318 V8

 

1969 HK Holden Premier
1969 HK Holden Premier

 

Chevrolet Caprice Classic
Chevrolet Caprice Classic

 

Holden WB panel van
Holden WB panel van. One of the most impressive vehicles displayed at Big Al’s this year.

 

WB Holden panel van interior
WB Holden panel van interior. The ultra white upholstery was equally impressive.

 

Inside the back of the WB Holden panel van
Inside the back of the WB Holden panel van. Looks like pole dancing can be done in here.

 

Mercury Low Fat Lead5led
Mercury Low & Fat ‘LEAD5LED’. Owned by Gary Ritson. A spectacular paint job which is second to none. This car was featured at the 2008 WA Street Machine & Hotrod Exhibition.

 

Ford Mustang and Thunderbird
Fords: Mustang and Thunderbird

 

Bolwell Mark 7
Bolwell Mark 7

Bolwell Mark 7 rear
Bolwell Mark 7 rear

 

1964 Mercury Comet Caliente
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. Owned by the Coleman family.

 

1974 Corvette Stingray
1974 Corvette Stingray

 

Ford Galaxie XL
Ford Galaxie XL

 

Buick Riviera GS
Buick Riviera GS

Buick Riviera GS
Buick Riviera GS. Check the ‘boat tail’ rear and 455ci V8 engine.

 

Ford Falcon XP ute
1966 Ford Falcon XP ute

 

1970 Dodge Challenger
1970 Dodge Challenger. Equipped with the big 440ci V8.

 

1953 Buick sedan
1953 Buick sedan with straight 8 engine.

 

1932 Chevy Hotrod
1932 Chevy Hotrod

 

Ratbilt
Rat rod: ‘RATBILT’ from Chuckys Chop Shop. Has the Ford flathead V8 with bare essentials in true rat rod style.

Rear view of RATBILT
Rear view of RATBILT…yes that’s a rat on the back.

 

Another 'Junk Yard Rat' Rod - DLVRNCE
Another Ratrod …’Junk Yard Rat’ – DLVRNCE.

 Check the wooden tray on this ratrod
As part of the ratrod style, there no need for chrome or even paint. Bare wood will do for the ute tray…and rust is a feature.

Engine and interior of ratrod
Engine and interior of this ratrod. Rusty rocker covers and makeshift parts.

 

1955 Cadillac
1955 Cadillac

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Apr 02

Brockwell Memorial Run 2011

The annual Brockwell Memorial Run is not exactly a car show, but it’s a run or rally as the name suggests and a tribute to the late Maurice Brockwell who was a collector of fine motor vehicles and an active member in the Perth motoring community for a long time.Cadillacs lined up for Maurice Brockwell Run 2011

The run entails entrants meeting up at the at the Cannington Civic Centre car park for starting, then proceeding up the coast finally ending at the Motor Museum, Whiteman Park.

Though the event was open to virtually anyone with a car who wished to enter the run, most of the cars I noticed were ‘classic vehicles’ which was great to see. Many gawkers checking the iron here, including me! I managed to take these photos of the participating cars before they took off.

Proceeds of the event go towards supporting the Motor Museum of WA

Date: Sunday 13 November 2011

1948 Buick Eight
1948 Buick Eight

 

1940 Oldsmobile
1940 Oldsmobile

 

1930 Chrysler Series 66 Sedan
1930 Chrysler Series 66 Sedan. 6 cylinder sidevalve producing 75HP. 3 speed manual transmission. Hydraulic brakes on all 4 wheels.

 

 Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle

 

Austin Seven
Austin Seven

 

Holden 48-215 (FX)
Holden 48-215 (FX)

 

 1974 Lotus Europa Special
1974 Lotus Europa Special

 

1968 Morris Traveller
1968 Morris Traveller

 

Ford Thunderbird
Ford Thunderbird

 

LX Torana SL/R 5000
LX Torana SL/R 5000

 

1959 Studebaker Lark
1959 Studebaker Lark

 

 Hillman Minx
Hillman Minx

 

1953 Ford Customline
1953 Ford Customline

 

Fordson Utility
Fordson Utility

 

1938 Plymouth
1938 Plymouth Super Deluxe

 

 Rolls Royce Phantom V
Rolls Royce Phantom V

 

1959 Cadillac
1959 Cadillac

 

 1958 Cadillac
1958 Cadillac

 

 1963 Cadillac Deville Convertible
1963 Cadillac Deville Convertible

 

Studebaker Lark VIII
Studebaker Lark VIII

 

1960 Cadillac
 1960 Cadillac

 

 1965-chevrolet-impala
1965 Chevy Impala coupe

 

 Lancia Lambda
Lancia Lambda (2nd series?)

 


1950 Studebaker Champion

 

Rambler Hornet
Rambler Hornet

 

1931 Ford 'Vicky'
1931 Ford ‘Vicky’

 

 FX & FJ Holdens
FX & FJ Holdens

 

Chrysler 300B
Chrysler 300B

 

 1967 VC Valiant V8
1967 VC Valiant V8

 

Rover 3500 P6
Rover 3500 P6 Series 2

 

Mini Moke
Mini Moke

 

VG Valiant Hardtop
VG Valiant hardtop

 

Standard Super 10
Standard Super 10

 

Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo
Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo

 

 Studebaker Lark Station Wagon
Studebaker Lark Station Wagon

 

VK Valiant
VK Valiant 6 cylinder

 

 1935 Ford Coupe
1935 Ford Coupe

 

Humber Super Snipe
Humber Super Snipe

 

Shelby Mustang
Shelby Mustang

 

 Torana LX  SL/R 5000
Torana LX  SL/R 5000

 

Chevrolet El Camino SS Ute
1985 Chevrolet El Camino SS Ute

 

1934 Rolls Royce
1934 Rolls Royce

 

Toyota Celica Liftback
Toyota Celica Liftback

 

Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Hardtop Coupe
Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Hardtop Coupe

 

1955 Cadillac
1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

 

1963 Studebaker Avanti
1963 Studebaker Avanti

 

Chrysler Imperial
Chrysler Imperial

 

Car Park Specials:

Vintage Bentley Tourer
Vintage Bentley Tourer (exact model & year unknown)

 

1958 Plymouth Belvedere 2 door hardtop
1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door hardtop (pillarless)

 

1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door hardtop - rear view
1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door hardtop – rear view

 

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Nov 02

Targa West Rally Car Display Langley Park

As part of the 2011 Targa West Rally, the Perth super stage at Langley Park saw a display of interesting historic racing cars and cars from other car clubs which was combined with the rally event on Sunday 28 August. Amongst the car clubs there were: Vintage Sports Car Club of WA, HSV Owners Club of WA, WA Toyota Car Club, Street Car Racing Association of WA & Triumph Sports Owners Association of WA.

Overall this was a very well organised and planned event by Targa West with a well-chosen central location that was quite accessible. In addition, it had plenty of facilities such as food and toilets provided for the spectators and competitors. Best of all, entry was free!

Vintage Sports Car Club of WA Car Exhibits

1927 San Sebastian Salmson Bartlett Special Race Car             1927 San Sebastian Salmson “Bartlett Special” Race Car. Raced at Brooklands, England in 1932 and was brought to WA in 1935. Raced in the Around the Houses in Albany in 1936, the Victory Grand Prix in 1946, Airforce Flying 50 in 1948 at Caversham race track. Last raced in Narrogin in 1954. Owned by the MacKintosh family since 1939. Restored by Bruce & Barry Mackintosh.

 

 1928 Buick Replica                  A replica of the 1928 Buick as raced by Eric Armstrong at Lake Perkolilli (near Kalgoorlie). Unfortunately it couldn’t reach the magic 100mph to qualify for the Australian Championship at the 1928 event but did it compete in the Open Handicap race with an average speed of 75mph.

 

1928 Model A Ford Cactus             1928 Model A Ford. This model A is a replica of the vehicle raced by Ossie Cranston in the early 1930’s in Western Australia. Like many other race drivers at the time in Western Australia, Cranston was car dealer who’s racing exploits was an effective way of promoting his car dealerships. This car was nicknamed ‘Cactus’ and featured in many early hillclimb and racing events. The car was retired in 1932, and Ossie Cranston moved up to a more powerful Ford V8. Cranston retired from racing in 1937. This replica was built by Jack, Rodney and Graeme Cocks.

 

1929 Triumph Super 7             1929 Triumph Super 7 as driven by Eric Armstrong, the first president of the WA Sporting Car Club.

 

1935 Lagonda Rapier             1935 Lagonda Rapier. Raced at Lake Perkolilli.

 

Triumph Sports Owners Association of WA Display – 50th Birthday of the TR4

Triumph TR4 Silver        Triumph TR4 Silver.

 

Triumph TR4A             1965 Triumph TR4A IRS Sports in Laurel Green

 

Triumph TR3        Triumph TR3

 

Triumph GT6        Triumph GT6

 

Triumph Stag Brown        Triumph Stag in Brown

 

Triumph Dolomite         Triumph Dolomite

 

 Triumph 2500 MkII Green        Triumph 2500 MkII Green

 

Triumph Herald Estate        Triumph Herald Estate

 

HSV Owners Club of WA

Holden VC Commodore HDT          Holden VC Commodore HDT

 

Holden VH Commodore SS             1984 Holden VH Commodore SS Group 3

 

WA Toyota Car Club

Toyota Celica Hardtop Coupe          Toyota Celica Hardtop Coupe

 

Toyota Celica Liftback          Toyota Celica Liftback

 

Toyota Crown Station Wagon          Toyota Crown Station Wagon

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